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How Politics Nuked Iran’s Economy
October 06, 2012

How Politics Nuked Iran’s Economy

For the leaders of the Islamic Republic, the real enemy is within.

Why Israel Won't Attack Iran
August 22, 2012

Why Israel Won't Attack Iran

While many believe leaders in Tel Aviv are bluffing, the Jewish state gains a lot by threatening to strike Tehran.

America and Iran Square Off Over Syria
August 16, 2012

America and Iran Square Off Over Syria

Washington has seen all roads in Damascus as leading through Tehran. Why time and compromise could lead to a deal that saves lives.

An Act of Self-Preservation: Why Iran Wants the Bomb
August 14, 2012

An Act of Self-Preservation: Why Iran Wants the Bomb

The real roots of Iran’s nuclear program lie not in physics – but in Iran’s own sense of history.

Iran Hedges its Bets in Afghanistan
August 07, 2012

Iran Hedges its Bets in Afghanistan

Despite their sectarian divide and history, Tehran may be courting the Taliban to bolster its ability to retaliate from a possible strike on its nuclear program.

The Case for Continued Engagement with Iran
August 02, 2012

The Case for Continued Engagement with Iran

Negotiations between Iran and the West have not led to a deal, but engagement is still the most promising way to end the nuclear impasse.

Can a New 'NATO' Deter Iran?
July 31, 2012

Can a New 'NATO' Deter Iran?

Could a strong U.S. led alliance network be the answer to regional security in the Persian Gulf?

How Drama on the High Seas Could Spark a U.S-Iran War
July 28, 2012

How Drama on the High Seas Could Spark a U.S-Iran War

A recent incident with Indian fishermen shows how easily Iran and the U.S. could slip into a conflict neither wants but may find hard to avoid.

Iran’s Strategy in the Strait of Hormuz
July 24, 2012

Iran’s Strategy in the Strait of Hormuz

Iran would have much to lose in closing the strait. If Tehran’s economic security is endangered, it might choose a ‘measured’ response.

The Enmity Conspiracy, or How War with Iran Became 'Inevitable'
July 21, 2012

The Enmity Conspiracy, or How War with Iran Became 'Inevitable'

Trita Parsi argues that a running series of miscalculations, escalations, and assumptions are driving the West and Iran towards open conflict.

A Response to Waltz: Why Iran Shouldn't Get the Bomb
July 20, 2012

A Response to Waltz: Why Iran Shouldn't Get the Bomb

Iran getting the bomb won’t set off an arms race in the region. But it might provoke some states, writes Robert Manning.

Iran Nuclear Talks Are Working
July 12, 2012

Iran Nuclear Talks Are Working

Despite hawks’ chest thumping, what the ongoing talks have shown is a path to success, says Robert Dreyfuss.

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